Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Joker is unveiled...

...Man, Heath Ledger is a little fucked up-looking, eh?

11 comments:

Seumas said...

I liked the first installment of the new re-imagined Batman, but the Heath Ledger Joker initially strikes me as "lame and retarded".

But perhaps it's just a crappy cover magazine cover. I'll reserve judgment until the film. :/

Aaron said...

I think his Joker looks fantastic. Look, us fanboys need to get over the fact that Mark Hamill can't play the Joker. Never gonna happen. Nor we will get Crispen Glover with HAmill's voice. As such, I like Ledger so far. He looks great.

Plus, the dude isn't sleeping and write terrible thoughts in his "Book of Hate". SWEET!

Seumas said...

I'm just not impressed by his look. Other than wearing a vest instead of a trench coat and having a slightly less clown-style makeup, I don't see a lot that discerns him from Nicholson's joker.

For me, it all comes down to how he actually portrays it.

gay bob said...

I would so do him!

Seumas said...

Brokeback Joker?

stevobar said...

It's interesting that the first thing that come's to gay bob's mind is the LAST thing that crosses mine when I look at this picture..ahh, free will is a funny thing.

You go,gay bob!

Seumas said...

My first thought was that it's Dustin Hoffman's Rainman meets the Joker. Seriously, look at that cover...

stevobar said...

I thought it was Johnny Depp at first glance...

Nice Marmot said...

At least they're not trying to turn him into Jack Nicholson-lite.

Batman is the one DC comic that wasn't totally lame and/or retarded (sorry, Aaron) and I wish they would stop screwing it up with sub-par flicks (I'm talking to you, Tim Burton!).

Aaron said...

Hey Nice Marmot. No need to apologize. I am a huge DC fan, but I will call them out when they suck... Like they are right now. (Not that Marvel is doing much better). With the exception of Gail Simone and Geoff Johns titles, only the Bat books are even remotely interesting right now. (And even Morrison's current run on Batman is hit or miss).

How many folks did I lose with that little rant?

Nice Marmot said...

I am obsessed with all things cinema, but know little-more than jack-shit about comics. Would Aaron (or any other geek-adept) be so kind as to post the top-five comic-to-film adaptations?

You can post the comment to my blog. Let's spare Sarah the coming onslaught geekiness.